A groundbreaking ceremony was held on May 6, 2015 to commence the North Avenue Residence Hall project for Iona College. Located in New Rochelle, NY the residence hall is a seven-story structure with retail space on the ground level. The building is approximately 98,049 square feet of which 6,812 will be retail. The upper six floors will have approximately 310 beds, suite-style, with no more than four students per suite. The Residence Hall is designed to provide apartment-style living, including living rooms and cooking/laundry facilities as well as common areas to meet the needs of upperclassmen.
This new residence hall will increase the quality and quantity of residential housing options for Iona students while helping to revitalize the North Avenue section of New Rochelle. The project was designed by Studio Hillier Architects and is scheduled to be complete in August 2016.